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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson (17) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in College Park, Md. Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, coach Michael Locksley said during a teleconference Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Will Newton, FIle)

Maryland QB Josh Jackson opts out, along with 5 others

Aug. 7, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama top preseason coaches' poll

Aug. 6, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Clemson is No. 1 in the USA Today coaches’ preseason poll for a second straight year. The Tigers received 38 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Thursday. Clemson is seeking its third national title in five years after losing 42-25 to LSU in last season’s championship game. Ohio State,...

Maryland football coach forms group to aid minority hiring

Aug. 6, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has helped create an organization designed to give minority coaches a better chance to be hired and advance at the college and pro level. Locksley announced Thursday the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The...

Alabama gives OC Steve Sarkisian big raise, to $2.5 million

Aug. 5, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will make $2.5 million a year under a new three-year deal reached after his flirtation with the Colorado head coaching job. University trustees approved Sarkisian's new deal and others for assistant coaches and support staffers on...

FILE - In this June 10, 2013 file photo, University of Alabama fan Harvey Updyke departs the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., after pleading guilty earlier to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University. Updyke has died. He was 71. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File).

Harvey Updyke, 'Bama fan who poisoned trees at Auburn, dies

Jul. 31, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Harvey Updyke, the overzealous University of Alabama football fan who poisoned landmark oak trees at archrival Auburn University and went to jail after bragging about it on a radio show, has died. Updyke's son, Bear Updyke, named for 'Bama coaching legend Paul “Bear”...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers his concession speech next to his wife, Mary, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

In defeat, Sessions still says Trump is right for the nation

Jul. 15, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions took the stage with the same sense of conviction he had displayed in giddier times at a Mobile stadium almost five years ago, declaring once more that Donald Trump’s vision was right for America. Yet the political circumstances were far different Tuesday night for...

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville gestures while greeting supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

Jul. 14, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Tuberville takes GOP Senate nomination; House also decided

Jul. 14, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Both the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and party nominations in U.S. House districts were decided in Tuesday's runoff election in Alabama, which was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a rundown on the outcome: U.S. SENATE Former football coach and first-time candidate Tommy Tuberville handily...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

Jul. 13, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on the pay cut to...

FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump gestures as he steps off Air Force One at Dallas Love Field in Dallas with Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville. Trump has endorsed Tuberville in the race, turning decisively against his former attorney general with direct appeals for Alabama voters to reject Sessions's candidacy. “Do not trust Jeff Sessions,” Trump tweeted this spring. “He let our Country down.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Jul. 11, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go...